The Nature Coast snook and redfish bite has been on fire..

1st is D Belanger  President of The Nature Coast Lady’s Angler Club. D nailed the 32″ snook on a fluke style soft plastic..

Forgot it was a personal best.

Forgot it was a personal best.

Next are Krissy and her daughter Ali .


22″ Red , Dinner…

Nice little puppy red on the mirrodine..

Nice little puppy red on the mirrodine..

Mom with a snooklet...

Mom with a snooklet…

Here is Terry K with a nice snook.

Rick L from Alaska with a nice redfish and snook.

Here is 1 of 3 snook for the day.

Here is 1 of 3 snook for the day.

Now a few of mine.



35″ from 2 weeks back.

A slot for the dinner table

A slot for the dinner table

Daybreak slot red..

Daybreak slot red..


The Nature Coast snook action has been awesome . With many fish being caught on topwater and subsurface lures.

I also nailed this 4′ Bull shark ( post Hurricane Hermine)


35″ over slot snook

4' Bull shark on topwater displaced by Hurricane Hermine ,

4′ Bull shark on topwater displaced by Hurricane Hermine ,

Many more between 24″ and 30+” Now is the time to book your adventure with the snook action this hot…..


31″ slot snook



June and July have been extremely hot this year  bringing  water temps into the 90’s. The topwater action has been on and off . Here is a few pic of whats been going on.

upper slot on top..

lower slot on the unfair ripnslash

30″ of Birthday red…..

Had the pleasure to fish with Paul Van Reenen of Unfair Lures

Paul with a over slot on the ripnslash..

My overslot while fishing with Paul

Lower slot on the Unfair Ripnslash



crystal river ozello florida

slot snook

crystal river , florida , ozello

29″ Tournament winning redfish

yankeetown, florida , crystal river, ozello

Slot red from a evening sesh.

crystal river florida , ozello

another 29′” pig redfish

31″ tournament prefish snook


The month of Feb has had its ups and downs with some long weeks of cool weather making and high winds making the fishing tough.

But not for these kayak anglers. First up is Don C from Pa, Don being a avid kayak angler from Pa and had no issues learning ” The Nature Coast” ways of inshore fishing. Don had a stellar day with a “Inshore Slam ” on artificial lures

Ozello Florida , Crystal river , Citrus county

Here is Don with a 24″ snook the final piece of the “Inshore Slam “



    Don’s fine mid slot red .                                                   

Ozello , Citrus County, Florida

1 of over 20 trout for don that day, This 1 is a fine 22″ Gator.

Next up is Danniella G , aka “Yakit_ Yella” this young lady right here is becoming quite the accomplished kayak angler. She has put up with me and some harsh conditions. Just check out what she has been doing with a rod and reel.

Ozello , Florida , Crystal river

Fine mid slot.

Ozello Florida

Nice Gator…

Ozello , Florida , Crystal river

20″ gem of a snook right here.





This young lady spoke up wanting to take a road trip and catch fish and that is exactly what was done. Danniella G made the 2 hr trip north to Dixie county and put the smack down on some sweet redfish 3 total.  We were both using the “Unfair” Rippin Slash which proved to be the ticket . All in all a great memory was created. WTG Yella….


Nice slot red.

lower slot release

some nice winter colors.


The guide gets 1





Mike H rolled in from Nevada wanting to learn how to fish the Nature Coast. The morning started off slow with cool water temps and no sunshine.He still had a good day with 2 slot reds , some rats , 2 nice trout and a 6″ flounder.




Matt R and Tom D are down for the holidays enjoying the weather and the fishing

Matt R with a beautifully colored “Nature Coast” redfish.

Here’s Tom D with a little gem , gave up on the amount he caught. Tom also had 2 snook in the 30″ range come unbuckled.

1 of many for Tom D that day .

Matt R killing it that day with this mid 20’s snook.

mid 20’s snook.

I myself got out on Christmas eve day and New Years Day.

2 of 7 on the DOA shad tail.

New Years Day Road Trip to Dixie County. The conditions were perfect for some seatrout action .

1 of 25+ from 6″ to 22″

They were hitting the DOA shrimp too.

The action between fronts has really good right now …….



Well mother nature has been real kind to us this year on the Nature Coast with our fall and early winter weather. Nov ‘s avg was 82 deg and DEC so far is 78 deg and the water temp has been hanging around 70 deg.

Here’s Terry and Steve from central Fl with some redfish and Steve with a small slam on soft plastics.

Next up is Chrissy and her dad Dave over Thanksgiving break with a bunch of shot reds with Chrissy saving the day with this 22″ red.


Here’s a few of my catches about 2 months back, to present

I use all DOA soft plastics and finally got a great photo with their product .





Wayne H down from N.C. with a nice mid slot red on topwater in “The Land of Oz”



Louise who was totally new to kayak fishing after some lessons on soft plastics and topwater provide to be a spectacular day for her .

She caught her 1st red on soft plastic.

The we started the topwater lesson and she nailed this sweet 24″ snook

The next few pics are from some summer time outings with friends and myself.

Lollipop Snook

Over slot red release.

The pics tell the story . If you want to catch some prime fish on “The Nature Coast ” Bri @ Fishhead Kayak Charters  is the man to get the job done.